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UK Community Renewal Fund

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Information on submitting bids and bid criteria can be found in the sections below.

Gloucestershire County Council is seeking bids from organisations wishing to deliver activity as part of the UK Community Renewal Fund.

Please read the UK Community Renewal Fund Prospectus and the UK Community Fund Technical Note for Project Applicants and Deliverers before starting work on a bid.

The Prospectus provides detailed information on the objectives of the Fund, the types of projects it intends to support, and how it operates, including the process and selection criteria that will be used to assess bids.

Successful UK Community Renewal Fund bids will be for 2021/22 only and activity must end in March 2022.

To help local areas prepare for the introduction of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, the UK Government is providing funding in 2021/22 through the UK Community Renewal Fund. We are interested in bids that build on local insight and knowledge, and project proposals that align with long-term strategic plans for local growth, target people most in need and support community renewal. In addition, projects should show how they complement other national and local provision. A focus for this Fund is to support innovation and new ideas in these areas, investing in pilots that draw on local insights and which will help places to prepare for the introduction of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund in 2022.

Gloucestershire County Council has been designated as a lead authority by the UK Government. As a lead authority, Gloucestershire County Council is responsible for:

  • issuing this invitation
  • receiving bids
  • selecting the bids that will be sent to UK Government for consideration
  • paying grants to successful projects and manging their performance

Full details of the role of lead authorities can be found in the UK Community Renewal Fund Prospectus.

As part of the Government’s ‘Levelling Up’ agenda 100 priority places in the UK  have been identified for this fund.  None of these places are in Gloucestershire and it is likely that only exceptional bids from locations outside of the priority 100 places that score well against the Government’s stated priorities for this fund will be successful.  For more information on the assessment criteria please visit the Community Renewal Fund Website. 

Page updated: 03/06/2021 Page updated by: Gloucestershire County Council

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